Part of the White House strategy is to play offense -- frame the issues, get the other side talking about (and responding to) "bold" action by the White House. The Democrats have GOT to learn to play offense. This looks like a no lose issue for the Dems -- why aren't they using it?
STAY IN THE WHITE HOUSE, MR. BUSH! We've got a huge crisis in Iraq. We're down 3 million jobs. We're facing crisis after crisis -- and you're spending two out of five working days on the road raising money for a campaign where you've got NO OPPONENTS? STAY IN THE WHITE HOUSE! DO YOUR JOB!
Every time Bush goes off on a fundraiser, the Dems should be there demanding that he do the job he fought so hard to get. He got us into Iraq -- shouldn't he get this handled before he becomes a "part-time" President?